AVAIL: ALL YEAR
Sam draws on three generations of horticultural experience to grow fresh, sweet and full-flavoured beetroot.
When we harvest, we only hand-pick beetroot if it is the right size for the season (smaller at the start of the season and larger towards the end). If the beetroot is too large, it tends to be tougher and more woody in taste. It must have dark green leaves, a smooth & hard bulb, and a deep red-purple colouring (all of which are good indicators of quality and taste).
We harvest all beetroot by hand, to ensure quality and minimise bruising.
Beetroot is best stored at lower temperatures (about 0-4°C and 90%-100% relative humidity). A good way to preserve beetroot's quality (and nutrients) is to only cut the bulb when you're ready to cook or eat it.